Bob Marley : classic or dud?

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Surprisingly there isn't a thread on Bob. Yes, yes college stoners love him and they all own one album "Legend". I'm going to say classic. Discuss.

Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dud.

Be sure to Loop! Loop, Loop, Loop. (ex machina), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What, are you fucking kidding me? Classic, for Exodus alone.
That this thread exists baffles me.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's like an Elvis/Sinatra/Coltrane C or D thread; these guys personify classic.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I prefer his earlier work.

(I always wanted to say that)

oops (Oops), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've honestly never met anyone around my own age who actively dislikes Bob Marley, and I don't think I can say that about any other musician ever.

Josh Love (screamapillar), Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

He was a good songwriter and his band was really really amazing

I don't want anyone to know that I listen to him, though, obvs.

Sonny A. (Keiko), Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The other day I was sitting in a friend's car drinking a 40 and listening to the radio and he was smoking out, trying to get me to but I was already too out of it so I wouldn't.. then Bob Marley came on the radio and he convinced me it was a Sign From God so I did which was probably a bad idea (see ilxors throwing up at shows thread)

Sonny A. (Keiko), Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, though too often people tend to overstate his importance.
That bit gets pretty tiresome)

rentboy (rentboy), Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

silly silly question. the reason this thread doesn't already exist is because it aint no question. classic.

cedric hendrix, Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I so rarely choose to listen to Bob that, much like Elvis, Sinatra and Coltrane, I'm gonna say 'meh', which is somewhere in between.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Thursday, 20 May 2004 17:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. But he certainly didn't record the best reggae, far from it.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic.

African Herbsman
Live at the Record Plant

...and let's not forget about the Maytals

christoff (christoff), Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

just cause you rarely listen to something dosnt really mean anything. also sick, apart from maybe sinatra (or possibly coltrane) the classic status of the others you mention would be more debatable. i wasnt going to bother explaing the classicness but i might have to. though i apreciatte everyone has there opinion.

cedric hendrix, Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic baby.

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I had pop-reggae guilt from college dorm overdose for a while but i'm totally over it and i will even defend Legend as a hands-down great album.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 May 2004 18:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I own no Elvis or Sinatra records (though my dad does, so there are some in the house), but I own plenty of Coltrane and Marley. I'm not disputing their canonical state of classicness, far from it, I just don't like canons, and none of these artists do as much for me as others (be they of their ilk or not); so Yes, I acknowledge that so many people hold them in such high esteem that their status is unarguable, but at the same time they aren't worth shits or whisltes to me, for the most part.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Thursday, 20 May 2004 19:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, thats not what i was getting at though, but nevermind, i own no sinatra, i own lots of marley and a little coltrane, my point wasn't that so many people hold them in esteem that there are reasons for their classic status, i could say similar things about artists that do not have such wide popularity. i dont know your tastes and everone be different so i dont mean nothing agaist you.

cedric hendrix, Thursday, 20 May 2004 19:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I never liked his music but last year I bought African Herbsman and that is one classic album. (I know, the typical reggae-snob get-out clause re. Marley innit? "yeah, he got shit after those Scratch albums." ;)

Omar (Omar), Thursday, 20 May 2004 19:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i prefer his later work

mullygrubber (gaz), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, but not reggae.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alex, are you the bouncer at the doors of reggae?

noodle vague (noodle vague), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Haha naw serious amazingly classic, but he did get less interesting as time went by, once it was sort of decided (apparently not by him) that the Wailers would be entirely his vehicle. He became much more conventional protest singer-songwriter-rockstar-ish by the end (not the worst thing ever, except that his image did eventually end up obscuring his music.)

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was only playing. I pretty much agree, I admire Marley more than I listen to him. Just don't get the hump and cut me off before I've finished downloading that Capleton remix, mmmmmm'kay?

noodle vague (noodle vague), Thursday, 20 May 2004 21:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh I'm not hosting that remix. It's been there for a while, so I can't cut anyone off from it.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i disagree with Alex in SF, I think he just started writing really great accessible songs (regardless of genre-purity). The Wailers to the end were an ace backing band.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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Okay :-D. It's satisfyingly crunchy. It's also made me think how rarely I've heard Drum'n'Bass use genuine Reggae vocals.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"i disagree with Alex in SF, I think he just started writing really great accessible songs (regardless of genre-purity)."

So you are disputing that the production became more conventionally Western and that Bunny and Tosh's contributions were intentionally marginalized?

I am not disagreeing that he wrote great songs later on or that the Wailers were a great band.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was more how I disagreed with your "more westernized = less interesting" association. Some of my best friends are Westerners, you know.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And they're very "interesting".

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well to be totally fair to Marley, it might just be less interesting musically (to me) then the stuff which Perry ended up producing with other singers through the end of the decade. And I do think it is telling that Island felt the need to "tone" down his records for international sale. It seems clear to me that something was both lost and gained by this.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i may be misremembering but weren't there Jamaican and non-Jamiacan versions of at least some of the later stuff?

mullygrubber (gaz), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

No, that's true.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alex in SF OTM here. I do like his pop-reggae stuff fine but I'm a much bigger fan of the Scratch, pre-Island stuff.

Matos W.K. (M Matos), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

so can anyone comment on the jamaican versions - which i'm guessing weren't so slick?

mullygrubber (gaz), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I think a lot of the recent Deluxe Editions have the Jamaican versions appended on them, but I ain't re-buying those things (freakin' expensive) so I can't comment on what the major differences between the two versions were/are.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dud simply because he is the person most responsible for popularizing what is, without a doubt, the stupidest religion of all time.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I really like some of his songs, though!

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Why is Rastafarianism stupider than other reli. . . wait, I just almost asked you a question like you know what the fuck you are talking about, sorry, nevermind.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 20 May 2004 22:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Strong contender for "most stupidly over-rated musician of all time"

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alex in SF otm ditto. I think he is "overrated" a tad, but I'd rather call him over-iconicized. I don't like him that much as a person. And I wish he had been as good a signer as Wyclef.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

er, singer, rather

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The "Redeption Song" 7" is so unbelievably classic that they invented the word "classic" just to describe it

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

and the "Redemption Song" 7" is even better, duuhhhhhh

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to repeat: How can you POSSIBLY listen to Exodus and not like it? Really. Seriously.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't like Marley when all I paid attention to was how annoying the hippy assholes who liked him were. I got over it eventually though.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah that was my experience too: once you just sit down with a record like Exodus or Catch a Fire, you find some completely swingin' records

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 21 May 2004 02:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's like an Elvis / Sinatra / Coltrane C or D thread; these guys personify over-rated.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 21 May 2004 07:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

but if they're rated by ah, like the complete nong i saw today with his bob marley memorial t-shirt and you can just tell he's a pot dealer with no brains is it really overrated?

i mean i don't see nongs with coltrane t's.

mullygrubber (gaz), Friday, 21 May 2004 08:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

classic, though I'll agree with the "over-iconicized" charge from upthread. I've been really enjoying the early ska and rock steady (1st disc of the Songs of Freedom box set. "Simmer Down", "I'm Still
Waitning", "Bus Dem Shut", "Bend Down Low", etc.) I had grown rather bored with Bob, but this stuff has renewed my interest.

Will (will), Monday, 13 March 2006 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

How did Bob Marley become THEE reggae musician in North America, the one with the Top Ten albums and fratboy-popularity?

I think his ascent to What I Mean When I Say "Reggae"hood in the U.S. had a lot to do with the fact that he toured here, and toured hard, and that he did so at the exact moment when both punks and rock geezers (Keith Richards especially) were name-checking reggae. Also, by all reports (and on the recorded evidence), he was incredibly charismatic live, and his band was just murderously good. So he got a running start on everybody. Plus, he had a very sweet singing style, sort of in a Lovers' Reggae mode but more wistful, less treacly.

I think too, yes, that the tunes themselves are ace pop songs - even the earlier stuff ("My Cup" for example) shows he's got a real gift for hooks.

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Monday, 13 March 2006 17:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm under the impression that most Americans hadn't even heard of reggae til Clapton covered Marley.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 01:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

From what I've seen, 1972 was the year in which the term began to enter the national consciousness, thanks to that year's smash hits "I Can See Clearly Now" and "Black & White" (Three Dog Night). Or possibly it was only the music press who were hip to it. (And occasionally NOT hip: Greg Shaw repeatedly referred to Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll Part II" as reggae!)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 07:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's not so much a case of Marley ripping Perry off as of Perry coaching Marley musically and vocally.

I'm standing by this statement! And I don't hate on Diana Ross and Bob Marley, I quite like both of them (esp. Diana Ross).

Rotatey Diskers With Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 14 March 2006 11:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

What is "Bob Marley Anniversary Programme"? It is on at the pictures tomorrow, and me wonders if it is worth the effort.

PJ Miller, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's it, only without the Q&A.

PJ Miller, Monday, 25 June 2007 15:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

On the hypothetical premise that one owns little to no Marley, and wants to own everything worth playing more than once, what does one buy?

I thought about the boxed set (which is still in print, I believe, or at least track-down-able) but worry about redundancy. I particularly love all the early songs from the '60s, and the live version of the band in the '70s. But what's with all these reissues in recent years?

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't know much about all the different reissue and boxed set configurations, but the first five albums are all really good.

Hurting 2, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This looks pretty great. I've got a few of these from the box set but have always wanted more from this era.

will, Monday, 25 June 2007 22:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for Rastaman Vibration. The Marley website contains some sound samples, which is nice and helpful: http://web.bobmarley.com/catalogue/index.jsp?catpage=albums.

Daniel Giraffe, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Has there been a Marley poll yet?

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what a depressing question

J0hn D., Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

does momus like polls?

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

forget exodus, catch a fire (the non blackwell-interfered version) is the best album he made.

titchyschneiderMk2, Friday, 5 October 2007 18:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I just got out Exodus and Catch a Fire (deluxe edition) from the library this weekend. Like most folks, I've never actually heard Exodus straight through. I listened to Catch a Fire (the Jamaican version) two nights ago and it was a revelation. I'm trying to be proactive about actually learning something about reggae - a genre I've never given close enough attention to. I also picked up records by Culture and the Congos, which are really pretty amazing. i'll listen to Exodus tonight, but it'd be hard to top Catch a Fire.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 5 October 2007 23:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

BBC sessions = what. a. fucking. awesome. band.

J0hn D., Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

"I songs was about the plight of the brothers and sisters in Jamaica, mon," Marley said. "But right now, it is the frata mon who need it more."

mystery girl Pappa found on some random pervy blog (PappaWheelie V), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

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craig sager (eman), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

marley - absurdly overrated uncle tom. eric clapton with boot polish.

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

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― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

marley - absurdly overrated uncle tom. eric clapton with boot polish.

― Marcello Carlin, Friday, May 21, 2004 4:25 AM (4 years ago)

joie de smash (The Reverend), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

jeezis fuck

Bored American Aerospace Defense Command (BORAD) (contenderizer), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I was just talking with my brother last week and he reminded me of the time he met Bob Marley, back in 78 or 79. My brother didn't know who he was at the time and meanwhile I apparently didn't even believe him at first. Then I was like: do you realize who that is and compared him to Elvis and John Lennon and talked about his global stature. Very much a music geek already in junior high (actually more of one back then).

papa's got a brand new discrete strategy (_Rudipherous_), Saturday, 25 September 2010 02:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Writing a little blog post on the 30th anniversary of his death, I was reminded of this fantastic tune. Lee Perry production, ghost-story lyrics. So good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VbwibwTZrM&feature=youtu.be

Pop is superior to all other genres (DL), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha that is "Big City" by Spacemen 3 and I claim my £5!

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Watched "Marley" -- pretty good doc. Definitely a bit of hagiography, but well done. His life is a pretty striking counterpoint to the received wisdom that music can't matter politically. Seems like under the right conditions it can matter quite a lot.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 June 2013 14:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh of course.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Because "Three little birds" wasn't quite peppy enough.

rattled, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, it's all over-the-hill last gen edm people too

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Given that Jason Bentley organized it what did you expect!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:40 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

yeah that was my experience too: once you just sit down with a record like Exodus or Catch a Fire, you find some completely swingin' records

― J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Thursday, May 20, 2004 9:07 PM (10 years ago)

j., Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:58 (four years ago) Permalink

both of those records are incredible.

marcos, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:03 (four years ago) Permalink

honestly i don't feel like he put out a bad album. kaya is prob the weakest imo, all the strongest songs were better in their earlier, scratch perry-produced forms, but it's still good.

marcos, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2y4lMXNlbw

best song ever recorded

Treeship, Monday, 28 March 2016 05:09 (two years ago) Permalink

aaaaand I walk ALONNNE through the rhapsodies that taunt me.... that taunt me

Treeship, Monday, 28 March 2016 05:10 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwSJrk1YPo

calstars, Sunday, 27 November 2016 15:01 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

it's 2018 and the question on everyone's mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRbZJXjWIA

u jammin?

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 04:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

this is in Danish but I think you'll get the idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkoLsuWYsY

niels, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 10:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

that's fucking rad

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 10:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

jaaaahh maaahhhn

F# A# (∞), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

I feel like years of skipping tracks on my iPod in the car would make me a master of this game in my particular genres

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

haha otm

marcos, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol@ those Danish dreads

calstars, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

wow

seems like the only time he slips, is when he gets to hear a little melody.

Ludo, Thursday, 8 March 2018 07:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Very cool.

I went to a standard danish bar with a jukebox a few nights ago, and all they were playing was Bob Marley. I'm sort of intrigued by the size of the reggae scene here in Denmark. It's very visible around Christiania of course, but there also seems to be a lot of danish dancehall hits and the rubadub nights at Stengade also seems to be very famous.

haudrum, Thursday, 8 March 2018 16:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

rubadub a dub duuuub

F# A# (∞), Thursday, 8 March 2018 21:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

@denmark wtf

calstars, Friday, 9 March 2018 00:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

are you confused?

sbahnhof, Sunday, 11 March 2018 06:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Skeleton does a great wave version of Exodus that needs to be heard
http://soundcpu.bandcamp.com/album/lost-memories-3-2

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Only playable if you buy the album 🌊

calstars, Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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